Recall the vendor who was killed in Abuja by one of the security aides to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, the family has written a letter to the speaker demanding a sum of N500m.
The letter which was signed by the lawyer of the family, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and dated November 23, 2020 read:
“Our clients have instructed us to make from your good self, the following modest demands: That you use your good offices to ensure the immediate prosecution of your security aide (Abdullahi Hassan), who went on a frolic of his own, clearly acted outside the purview of his duty and responsibility by shooting to death an innocent, harmless and armless citizen.
“That you adequately compensate the Okereke family with a modest sum of N500m only. This monetary demand can never adequately replace or take the place of their son, husband, brother, and breadwinner’s life. But it will at least mitigate the obvious trauma and hardship the premature demise of their irreplaceable breadwinner has placed on them.”
The Okereke family said it would take legal action against Gbajabiamila if all the demands are not met within seven days.
“Take note therefore that it is our clients’ firm instruction that in the event that you fail, refuse and/or neglect to accede to or proffer reasonable compensatory terms to our above modest demands within seven days from the date of this letter, we shall without any further correspondences from us, take appropriate legal steps to enforce our clients’ constitutional rights,”